Filled or overrun, as with moving objects or beings; teeming: The playground was aswarm with children.


(postpositive) filled, esp with moving things; swarming: flower beds aswarm with bees.



filled, as by objects, organisms, etc., esp. in motion; teeming: The garden was aswarm with bees.
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ASWARM of excitable tourists has formed around a super-yacht moored at Puerto Banus; some take pictures, others record YouTube clips and the rest point in disbelief.
By the time the Lab and I started easing toward the ducks, the field was aswarm with mallards.
Her cheeks hung around her lax mouth, white where they were not freckled, and her garden was strewn with objects and aswarm with cats.
Then, a change of firing in his temporal lobes, set off a sweet and very passable rendition of You're My Everything I liked it, Sheila liked it and the old man sung while he put his scant fare on the belt Outside again, the sun was higher than a shopper on sugar and fat, and the lot was aswarm, drivers bearing away their dietary burdens all backdropped beyond the lake by the powerful agnostic structures of Denver optically far away, it seemed, but O, so near
It's well known that Florida's salty waters are aswarm with sharks.
Otto waved his arm in that way he had--a scarecrow flopping a straw-filled limb--to indicate a whole sad world aswarm with aggressive flying things.
Soon, gathering places frequented by children and adults alike will be aswarm with amateur spoilers as well.
Comfort food is all well and good in a world aswarm with nostalgic baby boomers, but Blair's Restaurant raises the bar with ingredients Mom never had access to, time she could ill afford to spare, and creativity that would have resulted in you being late for your piano lesson.
For every Holmes or Cardozo, who at their best wrote a kind of luminous legal poetry, there are a thousand judges who appear to write with their feet, whose main discernible aim seems to be to impress and project a Socratic image rather than to illuminate, who contrive resolutely to grind out long, windy, repetitive opinions aswarm with cliches, platitudes, euphemisms, archaisms, stilted phrases, icy abstractions, ponderous Latinisms, "inside" phrases, florid figures of speech and, worst of all, a pervasive aura of murk.
ASWARM of twenty something glamour pusses squeal with delight as they see the same frock that Kate Hudson wore for a premiere.
Within a few days, our house was aswarm with workmen, cutting a rectangle in the floor/ceiling (it all depends on which story you're on), rerouting wires and ducts, reinforcing horizontal beams, carefully peeling off wallpaper so that it could be restored later, and generally turning our placid lifestyle into one of chaos.
The corps is aswarm with talent in assorted sizes, as always--Riolama Lorenzo and Alexandra Ansanelli deserve special note--but, after being denied equal attention so often, the men deserve their mm.